Teras Resources Inc.

Teras Resources Inc.

May 24, 2012 09:01 ET

Teras Continues to Expand Gold Mineralization at Its Cahuilla Project With Significant Drill Intercepts

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2012) - Teras Resources Inc. ("Teras" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TRA) is pleased to announce further assay results from its Cahuilla gold-silver project in Imperial County, California. Drilling continued along the Modoc fault zone and approximately 200 meters to the southeast in the south-central portion of the precious metal deposit. The following results continue to expand and delineate new mineralization in relatively untested areas.

Hole # From To TD Thickness - m (ft) Gold - g/t (oz/ton)
CAH-183 25.9 68.6 146.3 42.7 (140 ) 0.72 (0.021 )
Including 50.3 51.8 1.5 (5 ) 4.23 (0.123 )
CAH-184 27.4 53.3 164.6 25.9 (85 ) 0.75 (0.022 )
109.7 132.6 22.9 (75 ) 1.47 (0.043 )
Including 112.8 114.3 1.5 (5 ) 4.95 (0.144 )
157.0 158.5 1.5 (5 ) 0.75 (0.022 )
CAH-185 30.5 74.7 201.2 44.2 (145 ) 0.72 (0.021 )
97.5 109.7 12.2 (40 ) 0.68 (0.020 )
147.8 167.6 19.8 (65 ) 1.10 (0.032 )
193.5 198.1 4.6 (15 ) 1.95 (0.057 )
Including 193.5 195.0 1.5 (5 ) 4.77 (0.139 )
CAH-186 7.6 27.4 109.7 19.8 (65 ) 0.93 (0.027 )
115.0 57.9 22.8 (75 ) 0.48 (0.014 )
CAH-187 25.9 68.6 170.7 42.7 (140 ) 0.45 (0.013 )
128.0 170.7 Assays pending
CAH-188 6.1 143.3 170.7 137.2 (450 ) 0.72 (0.021 )
Including 6.1 7.6 1.5 (5 ) 4.39 (0.128 )
166.1 167.6 1.5 (5 ) 0.89 (0.026 )
CAH-189 6.1 149.4 143.3 (470 ) 0.86 (0.025 )
Including 33.5 41.1 7.6 (25 ) 3.87 (0.113 )

The extensive thicknesses of gold mineralization encountered in CAH-188 and CAH-189 are particularly encouraging in expanding the deposit size. CAH-188 was drilled along the northwest margin of the south-central mineralized area and demonstrates that mineralization is open to the north and west. CAH-189 is an angle hole drilled in a southwest direction along the Modoc fault zone in the vicinity of CAH-186 and 187. A very substantial zone of near surface gold mineralization was encountered that indicates mineralization is open to the south, southwest and west of CAH-189. Additional drill holes have been located in both areas.

Assaying of the reverse circulation samples was conducted by Inspectorate Laboratory in Reno, Nevada. Drill samples were collected by Mr. Paul Stubble (project geologist), split on site, placed in sample bags and delivered to Inspectorate Laboratory in Reno, Nevada for analysis. In addition, blanks and certified standards have been inserted into the sample stream at random intervals for quality control purposes.

The Cahuilla Project is a large epithermal, paleo-hot springs system hosting multiple high grade veins that occur within an extensive body of disseminated gold-silver mineralization. For further information on the Cahuilla project refer to the NI 43-101 technical report entitled "Cahuilla Property 43-101 Technical Report," dated October 25, 2007 prepared by Todd Wakefield, MAusIMM of AMEC E&C Services filed on Sedar on November 15, 2007.

Dale A Vitone P. Eng., registered with the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, Alberta and North West Territories and a Director for Teras, is the Company's nominated qualified person responsible for monitoring the supervision and quality control of the programs completed on the Company's properties. Mr. Vitone has reviewed and verified the technical information contained in this news release.

About Teras

The Company is focused on developing its Cahuilla project located in Imperial County, California. The project encompasses an area of at least 3 km by 1.5 km and demonstrates the potential for a large-scale, bulk mining operation consisting of altered and mineralized sedimentary host rocks with numerous sheeted high grade quartz veins. Grades of the host rock are equivalent to grades of gold reserves at New Gold's Mesquite Mine, also in Imperial County, California (0.56 g/t; Mineral Reserves and Resources Summary as of December 31, 2011; New Gold website). Teras will continue drilling at Cahuilla to define a gold resource complaint to the standards required for a new NI 43-101 resource report and continue developing a gold resource for future extraction.

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